Indigo to Restore the Flying Allowance of Pilots to the Pre-Pandemic Levels

Layover and deadhead allowances for pilots will be resumed on July 31, according to the airline.

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  • Indigo has declared that the airline's pilots' flying allowances would be restored to pre-pandemic levels.
  • The incident occurs when the flight operations are resuming.
  • Other allowances, such as overtime and night allowances, have yet to be reinstated.

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Indigo has declared that the airline's pilots' flying allowances would be restored to pre-pandemic levels. The incident occurs when the flight operations are resuming. Layover and deadhead allowances for pilots will be resumed on July 31, according to the airline.

It should be noted that the airline has already made a partial reinstatement of pilot pay, which has yet to be returned to pre-covid levels. Other allowances, such as overtime and night allowances, have yet to be reinstated.

It should be remembered that pilots and cabin crew personnel regularly have to stop in other places during long journeys. Staff who are staying in the layover city are given many allowances as well as a hotel room for the duration of their stay.

IndiGo had halted all of these allowances while flying services were severely affected, including a two-month halt due to the effects of the Covid pandemic.

According to a report by Business Standard, the airline is developing a Forex Card for crews as well as a Zonal Employee Discount (ZED), which allows staff to fly on partner airlines at a discounted rate.

IndiGo airline has said that starting in May, senior staff wages would be cut because to the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020. In addition, for the months of May, June, and July, the company will employ a leave without pay policy.

Indigo CEO Ronojoy Dutta stated in an email to employees in 2020 that, in furthermore to wage cuts, the company needs to take the "difficult step" of instating a "limited, graded leave without pay programme" for the months of May, June, and July, varying from 1.5 to 5 days depending on employee group, in an email to employees.

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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